I’m Chris Delatorre, an editorial manager and consultant working at the center of science, tech and philanthropy.
I strive to inspire by giving others the tools they need to make an impact. I turn complex ideas into compelling prose, engage deeply with experts, and help organizations to connect with their audience. I’ve contributed to leading-edge publications, including Digital Impact, The Huffington Post, Singularity Hub and Vogue, and worked with the United Nations to promote social good worldwide.
My project, The Urban Molecule, explores a framework for distributed social networking. Based on my 2015 talk at the International Conference on Social Media for Good, The Urban Molecule asks how we can use social tech to improve our cities. I share about this and other work at UrbanMolecule.com.
As senior editor for George Mason University’s Center for the Advancement of Public Health, I led the editorial process for COMPASS, a multimedia health resource that earned a model program award from the U.S. Department of Education.
My series about the 1969 Stonewall Riots was described as “one of the best articles related to the uprising” by civil rights activist Joe Knudson; and Oscar-nominated writer/playwright Larry Kramer called it “Excellent, very moving. It is nice to be seen in this way. It never happens!” The series has been cited in the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, and in Emily K. Hobson’s critically-acclaimed book, Lavender and Red.
As a community manager for TechSoup, I led a team of experts to position the forum as a resource for the global nonprofit sector, as well as a content partner for brands like Microsoft, Adobe and Box. More recently, I led a digital campaign for a national housing initiative, working alongside NYC Council Member Ritchie Torres and others to promote affordable housing for diverse elders in the five boroughs. My work was featured in a communications textbook published by Routledge in 2016, and drew support from the likes of Senator Tammy Baldwin and Star Trek actor George Takei.
The Urban Molecule podcast (coming in 2018) will explore cities, data, social technology and organizational culture through a “future of work” lens.